This bulletin, CTA-CEB16-B, provides guidance for the development and implementation of consumer
devices that process information related to aspect ratio signaling, Active Format Description (AFD) and
bar data. Such devices may respond to this signaling by creating an optimum (or more desirable) display,
by passing this signaling through to an analog or digital output, or in preparation of a digital recording.
CTA-CEB16-B reviews the standardized methods for representing AFD, aspect ratio information, and bar
data on various analog and digital Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) interfaces. For each
of various transmitted display formats, CTA-CEB16-B provides recommendations for output signaling and
display appearance, taking into account possible decoder capabilities, scaling options and user
preferences regarding display format.